On Monday, TIME released an edited transcript of an wide-ranging interview Zelenskiy had with its reporters, as well as journalists from France's Le Monde, Der Spiegel of Germany and Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza.
ZELENSKY: Look, I never talked to the President from the position of a quid pro quo. That's not my thing.
"As for the usa, I enact not need us to act fancy beggars".
In a July telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Trump asked Zelenskiy to look into a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russian Federation, interfered in the 2016 election and that an email server used by the Democratic Party was hidden in the country. His concern, he said, was that he would discuss relevant information for political trial procedures, such as when Ukraine learned that military aid had been suspended, with members of Congress. - It seemed to me that he heard me.
On Sept. 25, the day the White House released a readout of Zelensky's July 25 phone call with Trump, he appeared at a joint press conference with Trump and said the call was "normal" and that "nobody pushed me".
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky again denied that the US President Donald trump has offered nearly $400 million in military aid in exchange to get it to start an investigation against the former Vice-President Joe Biden. We're at war. If you're our strategic partner, then you can't go blocking anything for us.
Within the interview, Zelensky used to be requested about Trump's insist that he held up the defense power help to be sure that Ukraine used to be taking steps to fight rampant corruption. It's about fairness for me. Can you clarify this issue of the quid pro quo? "If the Radical Left Democrats were sane, which they are not, it would be case over!" he tweeted. Instead, he said, he had been pressing for a broad anti-corruption crackdown in Ukraine.
The alleged quid pro quo is at the centre of the ongoing impeachment inquiry which has embroiled U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration.
"Are we going to be sending massive amounts of money to a country and they're corrupt and they steal the money and that goes into everybody's bank account?" It just goes without saying.
I was all set to explain, once again, that Zelensky's assessments of Trump's misdeeds aren't altogether relevant to the impeachment inquiry.
At a meeting in September, said Ms. Zerkal, a senior assistant to Mr. Zelensky told him to "keep quiet, quot; and avoid questions from the media on any subject".